Normandy Trip Leaves
This afternoon [Thursday] Harold , Veterans and helpers left by coach on their trip to Normandy to visit the war graves and lay flowers, Rev’d Ross Dene said a prayer and blessing before they departed to Portsmouth for the overnight ferry to Cairn , they will return it 8 days time.
Our may 2018 Flower Festival to raise funding for the 2019 Veterans return trip to Normandy.
Around 100 Guests , friends and Veterans attended the Motel on Sunday April 15th for a roast dinner and entertainment by the dreambelles , Chef Harold and the team thank everyone for their support. Money raised will go towards the return to Normandy trip next year to lay wreaths and roses for the 75th aniversary of Dday.
Over the time we have been collecting, we have donated to causes every year and in total over £25,000 has been donated to the RAF at both RAF Marham and the BBMF to support them, it would now seem the RAF are unable to support us to raise this money by adding a flypast to any of our events this year at the Motel of Hunstanton [ 2 events]. This leads us to only one option to continue having the fly pasts we will have to pay for private aircraft and to that end sadly the RAF will not be receiving donations from us in the foreseeable future, we feel we can only help those who in return help us.
On 15-03-2018 a triple presentation took place at the Anglia Motel on the A17 at Fleet Hargate a Jill Pannell a representative from Barclays Bank presented a cheque for £1000 along with Mary Cooper, Pauline Beilby, Sheila Hodges and Dorothy Holdbrook from ‘Chosen’ charity shop Holbeach who also presented a £5000 cheque to Lt/Col Matt Woodeson from the Royal Anglian Regiment for the regiments benevolent fund, Harold Payne and Peter Morris were in turn presented a picture from the Regiment by Lt/ Col Woodeson and Major Bob Grenfell for their past and continued fund raising contribution for the regiments benevolent fund.